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“Crazy great pizza, for a good cause.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Porto

Porto
300 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96753
808-856-8337
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Ranked #4 of 79 Restaurants in Wailuku
Price range: $3 - $19
Cuisines: Pizza
Description: Our NamePorto is the Italian word for “port” or “harbor.” We are located at Ma’alaea Harbor on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui.Our MissionAt Porto, we are artisans in pursuit of perfection, working to serve you real food that’s delicious and healthy. We start with fresh, all-natural and authentic ingredients of extraordinary flavor. We source fresh herbs, vegetables and fruits from local farmers, choosing organic whenever available, to support sustainable local agriculture and to deliver the tantalizing flavors of our islands to your palate.Pizza With a PurposeWe’re proud to save whales, dolphins and the oceans, one pizza at a time. All profits from Porto support Pacific Whale Foundation’s efforts to protect our oceans through science and advocacy.Porto is Now Open for Lunch & Dinner10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Description: Our NamePorto is the Italian word for “port” or “harbor.” We are located at Ma’alaea Harbor on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui.Our MissionAt Porto, we are artisans in pursuit of perfection, working to serve you real food that’s delicious and healthy. We start with fresh, all-natural and authentic ingredients of extraordinary flavor. We source fresh herbs, vegetables and fruits from local farmers, choosing organic whenever available, to support sustainable local agriculture and to deliver the tantalizing flavors of our islands to your palate.Pizza With a PurposeWe’re proud to save whales, dolphins and the oceans, one pizza at a time. All profits from Porto support Pacific Whale Foundation’s efforts to protect our oceans through science and advocacy.Porto is Now Open for Lunch & Dinner10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Princeton, MA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Crazy great pizza, for a good cause.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

I'm from Boston, with its "North End" (its "Little Italy"), so I know great pizza from just good pizza. And I'm not one of those reviewers who gives all of their reviews either five stars or one star. This place was built to serve artisan pizza, and they've gotten it exactly right. I had read a lot about Pizza Paradiso in Honokowai (north Kaanapali), but to be honest it wasn't particularly good. Porto's pizza was what we were looking for - delicious in all the ways a pizza should be: perfect crust, locally sourced ingredients, generously sized, tasty cheese blend, etc. If you like Hawaiian pizza (usually pineapple and ham), this place steps it up a big notch: Instead of ham they use locally farmed smoked pulled pork - delicious! They also serve soups, salads, and appetizers. The decor is casual yet classy and perfectly suits the place. Best of all, Porto is part of the Pacific Whale Foundation organization, so all of the proceeds go to research, conservation and education. It's right next to the Maui Ocean Center aquarium, so you can take in both at the same time. Definitely worth the drive from anywhere in West Maui.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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W. Bloomfield
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“It's the best pizza I've ever had!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

From the Maui Time, "Their artisan flame fired pizzas are the shining glory of their menu. Kilgore (their chef) says they use authentic semolina flour ground in an Oahu mill and make everything from the focaccia to the breadcrumbs in their meatballs from scratch. She told me (the reporter) she tweaked the pizza dough recipe 22 times to get it to the perfect crispy-on-the-bottom-but-still-chewy consistency she wanted. Their handmade pomodoro sauce is created with organic tomatoes, which provide the best flavor. Kilgore says she chooses local organic farmed goods as much as she can."
I can't say it any better...

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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